Selle Italia SLR Tri Gel

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What do Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow and the Selle Italia SLR Tri Gel have in common? They all boast an uncommonly large nose. But while Streisand and Manilow are big successes despite their beaks, the SLR Tri Gel is a triumph because of it.


Big noses are common in tri-specific saddles, as more padding can be crammed in to keep you comfortable when you’re perched on the tip, down on the aerobars. The Selle Italia’s conk is also, as the name suggests, filled with silicon gel, which makes it astonishingly comfortable.

Whether you’re sat on the top or teetering on the tip, it offers good support and, unlike more unconventional saddles, doesn’t require you to totally reconsider your position. The rails are made from Vanox (steel with a small vanadium content), which is cheaper than titanium but with no noticeable difference in flex.


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